August 12, 2011 – – Global Earthquakes by Month CY’00 to CY’11: There have been 178 earthquakes between January 1, 2000 and August 12, 2010. The magnitude of these quakes ranged from 7.0 to 9.1. Two of these quakes saw severe damage and loss of life, mostly from the subsequent Tsunami. The 2004 Sumatra quake (9.1M) and tsunami killed 168,000, with $10B in damage; and had a worldwide tsunami with a maximum wave height of 50 feet. The Honshu, Japan 2011 quake (9.0M) killed 30,000, with astronomical damage in the tens of billions; and a tsunami felt around the Pacific Ocean basin.
The distribution of the 178 earthquakes, in terms of magnitude, was: 163 (7 to 7.9M), 13 (8 to 8.9M) and 2 (9 to 9.1M).
It is interesting to note that scientists have proposed that long-term studies suggest that most earthquakes happen in the first week of January and when the Moon is closest to the Earth. The chart above, would certainly add credence to the first assumption.
For you astrology fans, the most quakes occurred when the Sun was in Capricorn and the least in Taurus. I will have more on this subject in tomorrow’s post.
For more information on the 178 earthquakes since the start of the 21st Century, see my prior post on this subject. Go to the search box and type “earthquake power.” It’s the fourth post down titled, “Earthquake ‘Power’ is Increasing Worldwide!”
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